Your Phone app has got a new Startup option

A small Your Phone app update has become available to a number of Windows Insiders. Now it allows to add it to the Startup right from the initial dialog. With the help of this option, app users can quickly make it start automatically on Windows startup or not.


Windows 10 comes with a special app, Your Phone, that allows pairing your Android or iOS smartphone with your desktop computer and browse your phone data on the PC.

Your Phone was first introduced during Build 2018. The app is intended to allow users to sync their smartphones running Android or iOS with Windows 10. The app allows syncing Messages, Photos, and Notifications with a device running Windows 10, e.g. to view and edit photos stored on your smartphone directly on the computer.

Your Phone 1Your Phone 2

Since its first introduction, the app has received tons of new features and improvements. The app supports Dual SIM devices.  In addition to the battery level indicator, and inline replies, the app is able to render the background image of your smartphone. It also allows linking multiple phones with a single PC. Recent versions of Your Phone app show a notification toast for a message received on your paired Android phone.

Note: Some of the features of the Your Phone app are hidden for the user, but you can unblock them. Check out  Force enable Your Phone app's secret hidden features in Windows 10.

The new startup option has been spotted by Alumia_Italia, that Microsoft has added right to the welcome screen of the Your Phone app.

Your Phone Startup Option On Welcome Screen

Quite possible that the same option will be available under Your Phone app settings.

It looks like that Microsoft is doing A/B testing with a limited number users for this new option, so not everyone may see it yet.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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